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meanings of seed


  1. (countable) The initial state, condition or position of a changing, growing or developing process; the ultimate precursor in a defined chain of precursors.
  2. An amount of seeds that cannot be readily counted.
  3. Any small seed-like fruit.
  4. A fertilized and ripened ovule, containing an embryonic plant.
  5. A small bubble formed in imperfectly fused glass.
  6. Offspring, descendants, progeny.
  7. Race; generation; birth.
  8. The initial position of a competitor or team in a tournament. (seed position).
  9. Initialization state of a pseudorandom number generator. (seed number).
  10. Commercial message in a creative format placed on relevant sites on the Internet. (seed idea or seed message).
  11. Any propagative portion of a plant which may be sown, such as true seeds, seed-like fruits, tubers, or bulbs.
  12. The competitor or team occupying a given seed. (seed position).
  13. Semen.
  14. A precursor.
  15. A fragment of coral.


  1. To plant or sow an area with seeds.
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of see.
  3. To be qualified to compete, especially in a quarter-final, semi-final, or final.
  4. To allocate a seeding to a competitor.
  5. To leave (files) available for others to download through peer-to-peer file sharing protocols (e.g. BitTorrent).
  6. To produce seed.
  7. To grow to maturity.
  8. To start; to provide, assign or determine the initial resources for, position of, state of.
  9. To ejaculate inside the penetratee during intercourse, especially in the rectum.
  10. To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.


  1. A surname​.

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